Posts from December 2018

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening (and Viewing) Pleasure: “Electronic Simpsons Music” by S3RL

Oh what a feeling, dancing on the steamed hams…

Oh what a feeling, dancing on the steamed hams…

Electronic music-maker S3RL released and electronic (shocking, I know) cover of The Simpsons theme song. But more importantly, local artist and animator James AKA Radio Gosha animated a meticulous recreation of the opening sequence of The Simpsons in the inimitable Radio Gosha style. It’s a straight-up recreation up until the couch gag, which sees Professor Fink and his DJ 3000 machine replace the couch, at which point things go a bit off the rails. Various highlight clips from past episodes of the show bleed and remix into each other (including a delightful shot of Marge dancing on the infamous steamed hams) in delightful chaos. Just watch.

Surprise! An enjoyment has occurred.

Make Hardcore Happy Again…

Make Hardcore Happy Again…

Categories: Artists, Cartoons, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Varúð” by Sigur Rós

"Oh my God, I get it. I get it…"

“Oh my God, I get it. I get it…”

The 13th(!!) season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ended last month. For a show that has spent more than a decade reveling in rapid-fire, gross-out, shocking, and perverse humor about the “worst people in the world,” it did something probably more shocking than it ever had before:

It didn’t make any jokes. The character Mac (Rob McElhenney), after being told both by his imprisoned father and the character Frank (Danny DeVito) that “I never really got you,” decides to come out as gay to his father via an interpretive contemporary dance routine set to Sigur Rós’s enchanting and haunting tune “Varúð.” And it is glorious.

It is perhaps one of the most triumphantly moving dance performances I’ve seen since So You Think You Can Dance’s spectacular “statues” routine set to Ingrid Michaelson’s “Turn to Stone.” Here, just watch (and listen to) this.

Oh my God, I get it. I get it.

Categories: TV, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.